Phnom Penh (VNA) – The COVID-19 situation in Cambodia has worsened with record numbers of infections and deaths on June 30.

Cambodia’s Minister of Health on the day confirmed 1,130 new cases in 24 hours, including 139 imported cases, raising the national count to over 50,000.

Meanwhile, the number of deaths was also high at 27, raising the death toll to 602 since the “February 20 community incident”. Before February 20, the Southeast Asian nation had seen no COVID-19-related death.

In Phnom Penh, after the closure of Boeng Keng Kang market, Toul Tom Poung is on high risk as many traders have been tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.

As part of efforts to speed up COVID-19 vaccination, additional six Cambodian localities - Kampong Chhnang, Banteay Meanchey, Pursat, Kampong Cham, Tbong Khmum và Svay Rieng - have launched the scheme for garment workers and people aging from 18.
The ministry’s spokesperson said that if nothing is changed, Cambodia will receive COVID-19 vaccine doses that are enough for 10 million people.

The same day, the Indonesia’s Ministry of Health said that the country also saw a record number of 21,807 COVID-19 infections, raising the total cases to nearly 2.18 million. Meanwhile, the country saw 467 deaths, raising the total fatalities to 58,491./.